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- First fully computer-generated full-length feature film. Each frame took 4 to 13 hours (depending on the complexity of the shot) of time on a RenderFarm consisting of 87 2-CPU SparcStation 20's, 30 4-CPU Sparc-Station 20's and a SparcServer 1000.
- The animation team perfected the movement of the toy soldiers by gluing some sneakers to a sheet of wood and trying to walk around with them on.
- The scene where Buzz is knocked out of the window contains several references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, including the music.
- Rex uses a few of George McFly's lines from Back to the Future: "I don't like confrontations" and "I don't think I could take that kind of rejection."
- Hannah serves Buzz tea from a Utah Teapot, a famous data model seen in countless computer animations.
- The toolbox that Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) pushes off the milk crate bears the name "Binford Tools," the name of the company which sponsors Allen's character's show in [Home Improvement].
- Billy Crystal was originally offered the chance to voice Buzz Lightyear, but declined. After seeing the finished film, he said the decision was the biggest mistake of his career. Upon learning this, Pixar offered Crystal the role of Mike in Monsters, Inc., which he readily accepted.
- Tim Allen has said in many interviews that Pixar originally wanted Jim Carrey (representing new Hollywood) to voice Buzz Lightyear and Paul Newman (representing old Hollywood) to voice Woody, but they couldn't due to the low budget they were given for the film.
- Bill Murray was considered for the role of Buzz Lightyear.
- What attracted Tom Hanks to the role of Woody, was during his childhood he would always wonder if his toys were alive and moved around when nobody was in his room. What attracted Tim Allen to the role of Buzz Lightyear, was before him they offered the role to his biggest influence in his career, Chevy Chase, who turned it down.